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South Leeds Independence Centre (SLIC)


South Leeds Independence Centre (SLIC) is a 40 bedded community rehabilitation unit, which opened in April 2013. It is a pioneering new service, integrating health and social care, in order to deliver short term patient centred rehabilitation, recovery and reablement.

The team based at SLIC is made up of Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Clinical Assistants, with access to other health care professionals such as dieticians, joint care managers and medical practitioners.

We operate a 24hr approach to rehabilitation with registered nursing staff present day and night, 365 days a year.

Who we care for at SLIC

The beds in SLIC are used when a person cannot be supported safely in their own home, and when they do not need to go in to, or remain in hospital.

We work with people aged 60 years or over, and people aged under 60 who have complex, multiple health and social care needs, usually associated with old age.


Patients are referred via hospital or a community health professional. To attend SLIC, patients must pay their council tax to Leeds and have a Leeds GP.

If you have used this service in the past, and would like to provide us with feedback as part of the NHS “Friends and Family Test” (FFT) please select one of the links below:

To access and complete the FFT click here >

To access and complete the FFT Easy read version click here >

If you are a parent carer you can access and complete the FFT by click here >

The information you provide will be used to inform how better we can deliver the service.